March 19, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: two Media literacy: Under a bill approved by both the House and Senate, public schools could offer media literacy as an elective class. The measure (HB342) calls for the electives to be offered to 6th through 12th graders starting in the 2010-2011 school year. Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque, is carrying […]

Eat sweets, support literacy

The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is hosting its annual benefit event, “A Matter of Taste: An Afternoon of Fine Desserts,” 2-5 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. C. Attendees can taste desserts from around the world and participate in a silent auction. Dan Greathouse and Mike Shaughnessy, Spotswood […]

Literacy council provides education tools

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County Literacy Council volunteer tutors offer a chance for people in the community to better themselves with an education. The Literacy Council handles free pre-GED, adult literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes. The Literacy Council is funded through donations by the Literacy Council Coalition […]

11-20-07 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

Volunteer dedicates time to helping others learn language

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Nancy Foley’s reading students don’t report to a classroom Monday through Friday. Instead many are struggling to make a living or raise a family. They all have one thing in common — the knowledge reading English will help them out in life through increased earning or citizenship. Foley is […]

Council celebrates International Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County Literacy Council will host a block party on Saturday in celebration of International Literacy Day. “It’s to bring awareness to our community about our programs,” Roosevelt County Literacy Council Executive Director Pete Martinez said. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

Calendar for week of May19-25

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

April 24 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Tuesday Parents of sexual assault victims — 7 […]

ENMU participates in literacy program

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer R.M. James Elementary students had a special storytime Monday with members of the mens basketball team from Eastern New Mexico University. Members of the Greyhound basketball squad participated in the annual literacy program sponsored annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches by reading to the students. The national […]

Roosevelt County Literacy Council undergoes changes

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Providing a foundation for learning, the Roosevelt County Literacy Council has undergone some recent changes to provide more accessibility of its programs to Portales and surrounding communities. Restructuring and revitalizing the program is what new executive director Pete Martinez has been doing since taking the post a little over […]

Portales observes Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Literacy Day was celebrated Friday as volunteers from the Portales Altrusa Club and Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia basketball team visited Portales schools and childcare centers to read to the students. According to a press release from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the day has been set aside […]

County people hope to fight illiteracy

By Tony Parra The Portales councilors proclaimed Thursday as ‘Literacy Day’ for Portales and it brought awareness to one of the issues facing Roosevelt County residents. Currently, 25 percent of people in Roosevelt County are illiterate, according to statistics from the Roosevelt Literacy Council. Roosevelt County has 21 percent of the adults reading at Level […]

Summit works to improve Portales’ youth life

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community members specializing in the quality of living for local youth met on Wednesday to work on one common goal — to develop a plan to improve the youth’s literacy. The meeting took place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern […]

ENMU grant aids literacy

By Michelle Seeber Three Eastern New Mexico University graduate students, as part of a class project, spent the last six weeks working with gradeschoolers to improve literacy through reading and doing projects by following directions. The students — Pattie Donovan, Erika Waters and Tammy Riser — taught about five students at James Elementary School that […]

Program provides literacy help

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Tony Parra The following story maybe be easy to read for most people, but for others it might be in a foreign language they don’t understand. The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is celebrating it’s 15th-year anniversary and day-to-day more than 15 volunteers help give people within the ages of 16 to 60 the gift of […]